Hyundai introduced the second version of its Euro designed i30 compact hatch at the Seoul Motor Show which runs from April 7 to 15. Measuring at 4.475 mm (176-inches) the i30 Estate Wagon is 230 mm (H9-inches) longer than the 5door hatch. Hyundai’s talk about European style makes you wonder what the i30 would have looked like if it were designed in Korea doesn’t it… Press Release and more images after the jump (click “Read More”).
PRESS RELEASE: Hyundai FD Estate Wagon
Following the unveiling last month of the i30 5-door hatchback at the Geneva Auto Show, Hyundai is proud to introduce an extension to the i30 family, the FD estate wagon which marks Hyundai’s long-awaited return to this popular and hotly contested segment in Europe. Like its 5-door hatchback sibling, the FD Estate Wagon was styled at the European Design Center in Russelsheim ensuring that is perfectly in tune with continental tastes.
Thoughtful design touches include projection headlamps, a USB port for connecting portable music players, a smart folding key system for convenient access to the vehicle, a built-in roof rack for maximum cargo-carrying utility and repeater lamps built into the side view mirrors housings.
FD Estate Wagon (5-door i30 Hatchback)
Length 4,475 mm (+230)
Width 1,775 mm
Height 1,530 mm (+50)
Wheelbase 2,700 mm(+90)
Tires 205/55 R 16
Powertrain FWD 1.6-liter DOHC Gamma inline 4-cylinder 1.6-liter U CRDi with Variable Geometry Turbo